BSJ 3-7 Crumlin 0-14
The Minor B footballers won the Division 4 South League with a great win over Crumlin in their final league match last Tuesday evening. Against a Crumlin side unbeaten in the league, a win for either side would see them declared league winners.
After a close first half Crumlin led by a single point 0-8 to 2-1, with Oisin Cronin in goal giving another great performance. In the 2nd half, Crumlin quickly stretched their lead to 3 points, before BSJ took control, with a goal and a couple of well taken points edging them in front. From there on, the team played resolutely against Crumlin who never gave up, but found there was no way past a strong defence marshalled by Alexander Lanigan and Cian Creighton. With the lead reduced to a single point in the final minutes, the whole team nervelessly played some brilliant football, Lughaidh Lynch converting a 45m free in the final seconds to put the game beyond Crumlin.
It is a brilliant reward for all the squad who have competed so well in the league, losing only one game all season. A special word of thanks is due to Darren Chambers and his U16 players who contributed so much to the success of the team.
Team on the night
Oisin Cronin, Liam Walsh, Alexander Lanigan, Finán Chambers, Mark Dalton, Cian Creighton, Nicholas Hanan, Mark Brien (C), Micheál White, Conor Joyce (0-1), Chris Garvin, Lughaidh Lynch (1-4), Eoin Hennessy, Ryan Hanley (1-1), Ben Coghlan, Jack Quigley (1-0), Liam O’Suilleabháin (0-1)
Mentors Paul Coghlan & Robert Lanigan
2018 Minor B Football Squad
Keelan Barry, Eoin Bradley, Matthew Broe, Mark Brien, Dylan Butler, Daniel Byrne Ciarán Carey, Daire Casserly, Ben Coghlan, Cian Creighton, Oisin Cronin, Mark Dalton, Gavin Fahy, Chris Garvin, Jake Graham, Nicholas Hanan, Ryan Hanley, Eoin Hennessy, Alexander Lanigan, Lughaidh Lynch, Darragh O’Connor, Niall O’Leary, Ewan Wells, Robert Callanan, Conor Culhane, Finán Chambers, John Bell Curran, Conor Joyce, Liam O’Suileabháin, Jack Quigley, Liam Walsh, Micheál White